Sons IE ─ Receding Hairlines 101

A receding hairline is one of the first signs of hair loss for men. How to notice the changes to your head aren’t as easy as you might think.

Knowing the signs to spot this occurrence could lead you to act faster to receive treatment that will work towards fighting it.

Let’s look at everything there is to know about a receding hairline and what can be done once you’ve noticed it happening.

How to Spot a Receding Hairline


You won’t notice the changes to your upper forehead or temples overnight. A receding hairline happens so gradually that many don’t even know it’s happening until a lot further in the future.

So how does anybody know for sure that their hairline has receded? Well, there are a few things you can do or look out for.

For instance, many people like to keep photographic records of their hairline to inspect any changes that might have occurred. If you were to take a photo every month, you might get a better idea of what’s happening. For increased accuracy, we would recommend using the same photograph angle and lighting. This is the best way to get the fairest assessment of your issues.

Another tip is to carefully examine the hair at the front of your hairline; if it looks thinned and not quite as voluminous as the rest of your hair, this could be a sign of a receding hairline. Inspecting your pillow each morning could also work, but this isn’t an exact indicator of whether it’s your hairline receding or if you’re losing hair on another part of your head.

Doctors may also test the strength of your hair by gently tugging at a couple of strands to see how easily they are removed.

The process of miniaturization, when the hair follicles are thinning, happens around your temples and can be for many reasons, but hair loss in men is often genetic. Your disposition to hair loss might be passed down your lineage.

How to Combat the Signs of a Receding Hairline


There are two proven treatments to fight back against hair loss: Minoxidil and Finasteride. As prescribed medications, these treatments have been rigorously tested for a high degree of effectiveness.

Topical Minoxidil creates a better environment for your strands to thrive in because the medication introduces a greater amount of blood flow and oxygen to your hair follicles.

Oral Finasteride, on the other hand, blocks the DHT hormone from causing damage to your hair follicles and shortens the telogen (resting) phase of your hair cycle while increasing the anagen (growth) period.

Other methods you could consider at home include avoiding excessive use of hair products with chemicals in them, not using a hair dryer at too hot a temperature, and being gentle with a towel while drying your hair.

Sons supplies Biotin and DHT-Blocking Shampoo too, which can both contribute towards healthy hair sustenance. Speak to our team if you want to discover more.